Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Marvin Rainwater - The Session at 33 1/3


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Rockabilly legend Marvin Rainwater died a few days ago at 88. Best know for his hits "Gonna Find Me A Bluebird" and the UK No. 1 "Whole Lotta Woman" he appeared on American Bandstand, The Ed Sullivan Show and my Atlanta apartment/studio to create this publicity photo 33 1/3 years ago.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Rolling Stone Taps Bill Adler for Vintage RuPaul Pix


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The current issue of Rolling Stone has published a story on RuPaul featuring never before seen early images. These were taken in my Atlanta studio at Third and Peachtree. Below is another photograph from the session.

Here is a shot prior to the shoot with everyone getting ready. I am seated far left.

Note the Plasmatics poster with Wendy O. Williams.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Rest in Peace George Jones


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George Jones passed today. Here he is opening night at the Grand Ole Opry, 1973. TRI-X, D-76.

Monday, April 8, 2013

The Portrait: Lady Margaret Thatcher


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Originally posted with the release of The Iron Lady some time ago, I felt it appropriate to re-post this morning. This is from an exclusive session in 1997.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Assignment: Ralph Reed



Saw a story about Ralph this morning on page one, New York Times. This is the portrait I made of him and featured in TIME magazine. Copyright Bill Adler

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Assignment: Ann Romney



Just completed an exclusive photo session with Ann Romney. Copyright 2012 Bill Adler

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Assignment: Attorney At Law Magazine



This is the cover shot I created for the premiere issue of Attorney at Law magazine.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

at the National Press Club



Last week I had the opportunity to address media at the National Press Club in Washington on Political Photography for the Campaign Industry. Afterward I received the official coffee mug and enjoyed lunch at The Reliable Source.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Assignment: Film Noir + Tabby




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My latest muse, Tabby, in a series of film noir images. All parabolic lighting. Hat tip to the master, George Hurrell.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Assignment: Rosalind Brewer - CEO, Sam's Club


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Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's biggest retailer, said Friday that it has named Rosalind Brewer as CEO of Sam's Club — the first woman and the first African-American to hold a CEO position at one of the company's business units. This is the PR photograph I created for her.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Assignment: Arthur Blank and the Two Minute Warning


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A few months ago I received the assignment to create the official publicity photograph of Arthur Blank, Owner of the Atlanta Falcons (and Co-Founder of the Home Depot). We set up in a corporate suite during the first Carolina Panthers game. I introduced myself and said I know we needed to work fast. He said: "Well let's get started - you have two minutes." And he meant it. After looking at the time stamps on the images, his complete photo time was 00:02:38. He was very nice, and made a point of introducing himself to each member of the crew. Then - he was gone.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

My New Dog Cocoa


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We got Cocoa, a mixed American Pit at the opening of the new Atlanta Humane Society December 3rd. It took her a little while, but she is now firmly in place as part of the family.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Assignment: Lady Margaret Thatcher


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When this portrait was taken there were no blogs (circa 1997) so I am posting now. Looking forward to seeing Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Assignment: Santa Claus


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It's that time of year! On the set with Santa. You better be good...

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Assignment: Corporate Report


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New work for a corporate report.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Evander Hollyfield's Ear (or what's left of it)


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I was just watching Mike Tyson on the Ellen Degeneres Show, which reminded me of a portrait I took of Evander Hollyfield - after Tyson feasted on Hollyfield's ear.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Assignment: Executives


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This is an image from a new series of portraiture commissioned by a national consulting firm.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Assignment: Neal Boortz

Neal Boortz
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Just wrapped a new advertising campaign for Mercedes Benz featuring national radio personality Neal Boortz.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Photographing Newt Gingrich

Newt Gingrich
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Here is a shot from a session to photograph Newt Gingrich for a life-size photo stand up.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Assignment: Entrepreneur Magazine

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I have a two page photo spread in the current issue of Entrepreneur magazine.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Assignment: Oracle Profit Magazine

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This is the cover image I created for the current issue of Oracle Profit magazine.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Assignment: Gratus Capital

Gratus Capital
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These financial planners really wanted to kick it up a notch, so here you go. I really enjoy clients that will take a risk with the creative and think outside the box. Great group of people! They were into it.